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  • Sadeq Hedayatby Homa Katouzian

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Featuring contributions from leading scholars of Iranian studies and / or comparative literature, this edited comprehensive and critical edited collection provides detailed scholarly analysis of Hedayat's life and work using a variety of methodological and conceptual approaches. Hedayat is the author of The Blind Owl , the most famous Persian novel... more...

  • Handbook of Twentieth-Century Literatures of Indiaby Nalini Natarajan

    Greenwood Publishing Group 1996; US$ 132.00

    India has a rich literary assemblage, produced by its different regional traditions, religious faiths, ethnic subcultures and linguistic groups. Published literature of the 20th-century is the focus of this book as it represents the provocative conjuncture of the transitions of Indian modernity. more...

  • Markedness and Language Changeby Viktor El?ik; Yaron Matras

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 210.00

    The book challenges the conventional notion of Markedness ? a very central albeit controversial concept in linguistic theory. The authors investigate the structural representation of a selection of semantic categories in a sample of some 100 varieties of Romani, which have been separated and dispersed throughout Europe during the past six... more...

  • Dictionaryby Claus Peter Zoller

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 266.00

    Volume 1 of A Grammar and Dictionary of Indus Kohistani contains around 8.000 lemmata, many of which are supplemented with parallels from adjacent dialects, from other Dardic, from Nuristani, Indo-Aryan, Iranian, Dravidian and Munda languages, and from Burushaski. The lemmata have been, wherever possible, provided with information about... more...

  • Urdu/Hindiby Abdul Jamil Khan

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 39.95

    Divide and Rule: the British imperial authorities in India declared that the Urdu spoken by the Muslims and the Hindi spoken by the Hindus were two distinct languages, but linguistic evolution theory and studies in fossil linguistics of the Middle East sh more...

  • Modern Persian Literature in Afghanistanby Wali Ahmadi

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 48.95

    With the unleashing of the "War on Terror" in the aftermath of 9/11, Afghanistan has become prominent in the news. However, we need to appreciate that no substantive understanding of contemporary history, politics and society of this country can be achieved without a thorough analysis of the Afghan encounter with cultural and literary modernity and... more...

  • I Heard God Laughingby Hafiz; Daniel Ladinsky

    Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.00

    ?If you haven?t yet had the delight of dining with Daniel Ladinsky?s sweet, playful renderings of the musings of the great saints, I Heard God Laughing is a perfect appetizer.... This newly released edition of his first playful foray into Hafiz?s divinely inspired poetry is essential reading . . . . Ladinsky is a master who will be remembered for finally... more...

  • Jasmine and Starsby Fatemeh Keshavarz

    The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 19.00

    In a direct, frank, and intimate exploration of Iranian literature and society, scholar, teacher, and poet Fatemeh Keshavarz challenges popular perceptions of Iran as a society bereft of vitality and joy. Her fresh perspective on present-day Iran provides a rare insight into this rich culture alive with artistic expression but virtually unknown to... more...

  • Alignment Change in Iranian Languagesby Geoffrey L.J. Haig

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 210.00

    This book presents an account of alignment shifts in Iranian languages, and covers a time-span of some two and half millennia. It blends data from more than 20 Iranian languages, past and present, with theoretical discussion of alignment (ergativity, accusativity), subjecthood, diachronic syntax and morphology. No specialist knowledge of the... more...

  • Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyámby Edward FitzGerald

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 8.99

    Edward FitzGerald's version of the Rub--aacute--;iy--aacute--;t of the medieval Persian poet and philosopher Omar Khayy--aacute--;m contains some of the most frequently quoted - and beautiful - lines in English poetry. Daniel Karlin's richly annotated edition does justice to the scope and complexity of FitzGerald's lyrical meditation on... more...